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Filing a Wage and Hour Claim - Alabama

Does Alabama have state overtime laws that are different from federal law?

Alabama does not have overtime laws that are different from federal overtime law. State law enforcement officers, however, can choose to receive overtime pay.

Does Alabama have a minimum wage that is different from federal law?

Alabama does not have any laws establishing a state minimum wage. Therefore, the federal minimum wage applies, which is $7.25 per hour, or $2.13 per hour for tipped workers.

Do any cities or counties in Alabama have a minimum wage that is different from state or federal law?

In 2016, Alabama passed a law that stops any cities or counties in the state from passing their own minimum wage laws. Therefore, the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour, or $2.13 per hour for tipped workers, applies across the state.

Does Alabama have meal and rest break requirements, unlike federal law?

Alabama does not have any laws regulating meal or rest break requirements.

How do I file a wage/hour or labor standards claim in Alabama?

You cannot file a wage/hour or labor standards claim in Alabama unless you have worked and not received your pay. Alabama does not enforce any wage and hour laws other than the state law pertaining to the payment of wages. The State of Alabama Department of Labor will investigate and attempt to collect on wage claims. Here is additional information on filing a federal claim.

What are my time deadlines?

If you have a claim for unpaid wages, do not delay in contacting the Alabama Department of Labor. These are strict time limits in which wage claims must be filed. It is unclear what time limit applies in Alabama.

State Labor Agency 

Website: http://www.labor.alabama.gov/ 

For questions regarding wage and hour issues, please call: (334) 223-7450 or toll free at 1-866-487-9243


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Topic of the Week

Workplace Bullying


Blog of the Week

Overcoming Inequality in Unemployment Benefit Access and Utilization

Black workers are not only more likely to be unemployed during the pandemic but much less likely to receive UI. Law, policy, and practice may be the problems, but the solution begins with mobilization.

Thought for the Week

"It really is very damaging. It creates a place where you're just always afraid and you can't be yourself. People are angry and confused and they're concerned about their job all day every day—is today the day I'm going to be fired? That's just no way to live"

–Catherine Mattice Zundel | CEO of Civility Partners

List of the Week

from Workplace Bullying Institute

  • 19% of adults said they’d personally been bullied at work, while another 19% said they’d seen it happen to someone else.
  • Being bullied at work can harm both your mental and your physical health—with potential effects including major stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal issues, and more.
  • Workplace bullying goes far beyond a minor disruption or small annoyance. Rather, it creates a psychological power imbalance between the person doing the bullying and their target or targets to a point where that person at the receiving end develops [a] feeling of helplessness.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. The New Normal: When work-from-home means the boss is watching
  2. What Counts as Race Discrimination? A Suit Against JPMorgan Is a Test
  3. Most Americans believe LGBTQ people are legally protected from discrimination. They're not.
  4. Reddit announces permanent work from home, eliminates cost-of-living pay compensation
  5. Stuck-At-Home Moms: The Pandemic's Devastating Toll On Women